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RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#158 contents with links :: Monday 21 July 2014

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1. Financial Times: Thomas Graham, To stop Putin the west should repair Ukraine’s economy. Those who want Russia punished with tougher sanctions are misguided.
2. Carnegie Moscow Center: Dmitri Trenin, Midsummer Blues.
3. Euromaidan Press/Ukrainska Pravda: The Klimkin interview: terrorism, war, EU, Merkel and Putin. (new Ukraine foreign minister)
4. Reuters: Fighting flares in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#157 contents with links :: Sunday 20 July 2014

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… 2. The Guardian: Masha Alekhina, Russian media is covering up Putin’s complicity in the MH17 tragedy.
3. Anders Aslund: The truth about MH17. (SBU video)
4. Forbes.com: Paul Robert Gregory, Here Are The Intercepted Transcripts Indicating Russian Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH17.
5. Embassy of the United States, Kyiv Ukraine: United States Assessment of the Downing of Flight MH17 and its Aftermath. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#156 contents with links :: Friday 18 July 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List JRL 2014-#156 :: Friday 18 July 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php 1. ITAR-TASS: Militias do not have

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#155 contents with links :: Wednesday 16 July 2014

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… 21. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Russians and Ukrainians Becoming Like Serbs and Croatians, Solovey Says.
22. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, Slobodan’s Ghost.
23. www.foreignpolicy.com: Jeffrey Lewis, The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s a still cold warrior in the Kremlin. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#154 contents with links :: Monday 14 July 2014

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… 28. Wall Street Journal: Stephen Sestanovich, What the Senate Gets Wrong About Ukraine.
29. The Economist: War in Ukraine. A mounting toll.
30. The American Interest: Lilia Shevtsova, Crisis in Ukraine Blurred Lines Between War and Peace.
31. Reuters: Putin’s goal is to showcase Russia at 2018 World Cup. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#153 contents with links :: Friday 11 July 2014

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… 2. The National Interest: David C. Hendrickson, Ukraine’s Dangerous Drift Towards Chaos. Tensions are rising; positions are hardening; the tension between “self-determination” and “territorial integrity” is coming into play. What happens now?
3. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, For Better or Worse, Russia Is Not Isolated. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#152 contents with links :: Thursday 10 July 2014

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… 1. The New Republic: Julia Ioffe, Russia Riled Up the Ukrainian Rebels, Now It’s Shooting at Them As They Try to Enter Russia.
2. Watch the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Russia and Developments in Ukraine”
3. AP: Senators press for more sanctions on Russia. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#151 contents with links :: Wednesday 9 July 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php Wednesday – JRL 2014-#151 :: 9 July 2014 1. http://burkonews.info: Anti-Terrorist Operation: Summary

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#150 contents with links :: Tuesday 8 July 2014

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… 7. Reuters: Ukraine signals commitment to offensive as rebels regroup.
8. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine Advances, Putin Stays Silent. Interior Ministry Adviser Says Armed Rebel Fighters Unable to Leave City.
9. The Independent: Ukrainian partisans are settling in for the long haul. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#149 contents with links :: Monday 7 July 2014

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… 10. Kyiv Post: Defense minister says anti-terrorist operation to continue until Ukraine’s east is reclaimed.
11. New York Times: Ukraine Military Finds Its Footing Against Pro-Russian Rebels.
12. Wall Street Journal: Pro-Russia Rebels Prepare Last Stand in East Ukraine. Separatist Leaders Say Evacuation From Slovyansk Was Strategic. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#148 contents with links :: Saturday 5 July 2014

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… 10. The Voice of America: Q&A With Masha Gessen: Russia in ‘Final’ Phase of Putin’s Rule.
11. Euromaidan Press: Ukraine’s possible backstabbers in Europe. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#147 contents with links :: Friday 4 July 2014

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… 49. The Aspen Institute: Michael McFaul Dissects US-Russian Relations.
50. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putin’s Authoritarianism Now Self-Re-Enforcing, New Book Concludes.
51. Wall Street Journal: Five Best: Simon Sebag Montefiore on Russia in fiction.
52. The Paris Review: Diana Bruk, Thawing Out. Why are there so few courses in Soviet literature at American universities? …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#146 contents with links :: Thursday 3 July 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php Thursday – JRL 2014-#146 :: 3 July 2014 1. Interfax-Ukraine: NSDC: Government forces continue

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#145 contents with links :: Wednesday 2 July 2014

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… 11. The Daily Telegraph (UK): Ukraine launches new offensive to rid east of rebel ‘parasites’
12. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine Says Military Offensive Against Rebels Yielding Results.
13. AsiaNews: In eastern Ukraine, Slavyansk cathedral shelled. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#144 contents with links :: Tuesday 1 July 2014

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… 18. Bloomberg: Why Putin Is in Trouble With 86% Approval.
19. Washington Post: Fred Hiatt, A familiar Russian playbook. The modern parallels to Russian attacks on Boris Pasternak.
20. Moscow Times: Washington Asks Moscow to Approve John Tefft as new U.S. Ambassador. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#143 contents with links :: Friday 27 June 2014

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… 16. CNN: Ukrainian President: Peace depends on Putin’s mood.
17. Kyiv Post: Poroshenko: ‘Russian society is full of aggression today.’ (speech at the Council of Europe)
18. Reuters: Sharp rise in people fleeing eastern Ukraine – UNHCR. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#142 contents with links :: Thursday 26 June 2014

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… 6. Bloomberg: Ukraine Optimism Wavers on Peace as Cease-Fire Winds Down.
7. New York Times: Russia and Others Seek Extended Ukraine Truce, but Separatists Balk.
8. DPA: Ukrainian separatists to hold fresh talks before ceasefire expires.
9. Business New Europe: Graham Stack, A show of arms by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#141 contents with links :: Wednesday 25 June 2014

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… 9. Financial Times: Russian stocks stage remarkable turnround.
10. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, Russian stocks hit 5-month high as Putin rescinds right to use military force in Ukraine.
11. BBC: Steven Rosenberg, The Ukrainian refugees escaping to Russia.
12. Sean’s Russia Blog: Sean Guillory, Ukraine’s Refugees. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#140 contents with links :: Monday 23 June 2014

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… 3. Reuters: In parts of east Ukraine, a daily struggle to survive.
4. Interfax: Miners call for cessation of military conflict in Donbas.
5. Reuters: Fighting strains Ukraine ceasefire, Putin urges dialogue.
6. Wall Street Journal: Putin Calls for Ukraine to Hold Unconditional Talks With Rebels. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#137, 138, 139 contents with links :: Friday-Sunday 20-22 June 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php Sunday – JRL 2014-#139 :: 22 June 2014 1. Mark Franchetti of the

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#135 contents with links :: Wednesday 18 June 2014

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… 14. Kyiv Post: Kyiv city prosecutor, three deputies suspended under Right Sector’s pressure.
15. Wall Street Journal: Pro-Russia Militia in Ukraine Seeks Urgent Help from Moscow. The Kremlin Hasn’t Responded to the Request That Comes as Ukrainian Forces Retake Borders Areas.
16. Moscow Times: What’s Next As Kiev Crunches Rebels? ….

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#134 contents with links :: Tuesday 17 June 2014

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… 7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Balázs Jarábik, Poroshenko`s Team: Managers of the Nation?
8. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Russia cuts gas to Ukraine. But will Moscow take the bigger loss?
9. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, Exactly what is a fair price for Ukraine to pay for Russian gas?
10. Financial Times: Q&A: the Gazprom dispute. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#133 contents with links :: Monday 16 June 2014

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… 36. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putin’s War in Ukraine Marks Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia, Chubais Says. (Igor Chubais)
37. Reuters: Disciplined Russia to keep it tight against Korea. (soccer)
38. RFE/RL: Russia To Test Migrant Workers On Country’s History.
39. Interfax: NASA wishes to carry on ISS cooperation after 2020 – newspaper. …

Putin’s War in Ukraine Marks Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia, Chubais Says

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(Window on Eurasia – Paul Goble – Staunton, June 16, 2014) The Russian authorities have unleashed and are conducting a war in Ukraine, “a new type of war without declaration or a front line” and one that is simultaneously “destroying all official Soviet and post-Soviet myths and clarifying the real nature of the political regime

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#132 contents with links :: Sunday 15 June 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#132 :: 15 June 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php 1. In Moscow’s Shadows: Mark Galeotti, Those

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#130 contents with links :: Thursday 12 June 2014

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… 24. Deutsche Welle: Ukraine’s information war
25. www.opendemocracy.net: Joanna Szostek, The limitations of Russian propaganda in Ukraine. Russian TV is waging a propaganda war against Ukraine. But is it working?
26. EuromaidanPR.com: More Russian terrorists arrive in Ukraine. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#129 contents with links :: Wednesday 11 June 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#129 :: 11 June 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php 1. Financial Times: Kiev anti-terror operation takes

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#128 contents with links :: Tuesday 10 June 2014

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… 26. Reuters: Russia’s Putin denies waging war on Internet freedoms.
27. Moscow Times: Justice Ministry Adds 5 More Russian NGOs to ‘Foreign Agent’ List.
28. New York Times editorial: Who Ordered Politkovskaya’s Murder? …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#127 contents with links :: Monday 9 June 2014

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… 9. Reuters: Russia, Ukraine to hold gas crisis talks as deadline looms.
10. Wall Street Journal: Ukraine President Takes On Other Crisis: a Broken Economy. Poroshenko Accuses Separatists of Damaging Economy, Says Violence Must Stop This Week.
11. Reuters: Ukraine’s Poroshenko plans new team to take on Putin, build ties with West.
12. Kyiv Post: English-language translation of Poroshenko’s inaugural address on June 7. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#126 contents with links :: Friday 6 June 2014

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… 1. Kyiv Post: Billionaire Kolomoisky takes over in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, blasting Putin and Yanukovych.
2. Kyiv Post: Kolomoisky promises cash rewards for fighting pro-Russian separatists.
3. Financial Times: Ukraine governor offers bounties to keep separatists at bay. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#125 contents with links :: Thursday 5 June 2014

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… 1. Wall Street Journal: Matthew Kaminski, The Battle on the New Russian Front. How Ukrainians united to turn back Kremlin rebels in one eastern city.
2. Reuters: Fog of war falls heavy after violence in eastern Ukraine region.
3. Interfax: Negative attitude to U.S., EU reaches its maximum in Russia – poll. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#124 contents with links :: Wednesday 4 June 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#124 :: 4 June 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#123 contents with links :: Monday 2 June 2014

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… 33. Financial Times: Western optimism rises as diplomacy takes centre stage on Ukraine.
34. Wall Street Journal: U.S. to Press Financial Weaponry In Talks With European Allies on Russia. Obama Administration Relies Increasingly on Treasury Unit to Hone Sanctions Strategy.
35. New York Times: In GPS Battle, Russia Sets Restrictions of Its Own.
36. The Times (UK): Russia fumes over Putin’s smoking ban. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#122 contents with links :: Saturday 31 May 2014

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… 21. The National Interest: Robert Merry, How to Start a Civil War in Ukraine (and How to Avoid One).
22. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: Peter E. Davis and Siegfried S. Hecker, Why the US should keep cooperating with Russia on nuclear security.
23. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, The future visible in St Petersburg. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#121 contents with links :: Friday 30 May 2014

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… 4. Wall Street Journal: East Ukraine Town Digs In for Fight. Pro-Russian Locals Rally to Repel Military Attempt to Retake Town, Blaming Government for Bloodshed.
5. Kyiv Post: Civilian Donbas Battalion forming National Guard unit.
6. Reuters: Quoting Old Testament, new pro-Russia militia group lines up in Ukraine.
7. The Herald (Scotland): Pro-Russian separatists beyond Kremlin control.
8. Reuters: Russia has withdrawn most troops from Ukraine border: U.S. official. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#120 contents with links :: Thursday 29 May 2014

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… 17. Wall Street Journal: Mikheil Saakashvili, The Tasks Ahead for Ukraine’s New President.
18. The Peterson Institute for International Economics: Anders Aslund, Dissolve the Ukrainian Parliament!
19. The Guardian: Miners hold pro-Russia rally in Donetsk. Around 300 coalminers march through city centre in show of support for self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.
20. Moscow Times: Chechens in Ukraine Capture Public Interest. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#119 contents with links :: Wednesday 28 May 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#119 :: 28 May 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson at

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#118 contents with links :: Tuesday 27 May 2014

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… 1. Youtube.com: FEEM Lecture by Anatol Lieven, King’s College London: “The Ukraine Debacle.”
2. Washington Post: Jackson Diehl, Ukraine’s Poroshenko says he wants direct U.S. military aid.
3. The Times (UK): Battle is on to stop foe at border with Russia. (Estonia) ….

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#117 contents with links :: Monday 26 May 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#117 :: 26 May 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson at

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#116 contents with links :: Sunday 25 May 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#116 :: 25 May 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson at

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#115 contents with links :: Saturday 24 May 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#115 :: 24 May 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson at

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#114 contents with links :: Friday 23 May 2014

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2014-#114 :: 23 May 2014 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George  Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: russialist.org JRL on Facebook: facebook.com/russialist  JRL on Twitter: twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: russialist.org/funding.php To subscribe to the JRL email version, email David Johnson at

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#113 contents with links :: Thursday 22 May 2014

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… 6. Wall Street Journal: Ian Birrell, Ukraine and the Shame of Europe. From the left to the right, Kiev’s putative friends found reasons to think that Putin isn’t such a bad fellow.
7. Bloomberg: Mark Champion, Ukraine Can Kneel or Starve.
8. RFE/RL: Robert Coalson, The Costs Of Russia’s Ukraine ‘Victory’ ….

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#111 contents with links :: Tuesday 20 May 2014

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… 18. Reuters: Factbox: Leading candidates in Ukraine’s May 25 presidential race.
19. Interfax-Ukraine: Presidential polls must, will be held in all Ukrainian regions – premier.
20. International New York Times editorial: A Critical Election in Ukraine.
21. Washington 19. Interfax-Ukraine: Presidential polls must, will be held in all Ukrainian regions – premier.Post editorial: Russia’s interference in Ukraine’s national election must carry consequences.
22. Reuters: Russia says Ukraine election may aggravate crisis. ….

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#110 contents with links :: Monday 19 May 2014

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… 13. AFP: Ukraine’s very survival at stake in presidential vote.
14. The Times (UK): Chocolate King to sweet-talk Ukraine back from brink. (Petro Poroshenko)
15. New York Times: Front-Runner in Ukraine Election May Be Shifting Putin’s Stance.
16. Der Spiegel: Loved and Hated. Can Tymoshenko Still Lead Ukraine? ….

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#109 contents with links :: Sunday 18 May 2014

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… 15. Wall Street Journal: Andriy Parubiy, Ukraine Needs Immediate U.S. Military Aid. Antitank and antiaircraft weaponry are essential to deterring Putin’s aggression.
16. Reuters: Ukraine crisis will be “game changer” for NATO.
17. The American Conservative: James Carden, The Senate’s Bipartisan Ukraine Mistake.
18. Washington Post: Erik Herron, Is Ukraine ready to vote? …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#108 contents with links :: Thursday 15 May 2014

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… 1. AP: Senator Ted Cruz Is Headed To Ukraine.
2. AP: US Envoy: Stop ‘Terror’ in Eastern Ukraine. (Nuland)
3. Reuters: Polish PM says NATO needs larger presence in eastern Europe.
4. Interfax: Interim president speaks about Ukrainian military’s successes in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#107 contents with links :: Wednesday 14 May 2014

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… 8. Reuters: EU partly to blame for Ukraine crisis: Merkel’s deputy.
9. New York Times: At Center of Ukraine Talks, Degrees of Decentralizing.
10. AP: Proposed peace plan for Ukraine: What’s in it, who likes it, what’s next.
11. Wall Street Journal: Faced With Rival Road Maps, Ukraine Prefers Its Own. Crisis Solution Must Be Ukraine-Led and Ukraine-Owned, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Says. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#106 contents with links :: Tuesday 13 May 2014

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… 21. Levada.ru: Poll shows attitudes hardening in Russia towards West over Ukraine.
22. New York Times editorial: What Mr. Putin Can’t Control.
23. Wall Street Journal editorial: The Battle for Eastern Ukraine. Putin presses his annexation by stages while the West watches. …

RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#105 contents with links :: Friday 9 May 2014

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… 25. Reuters: Ukraine’s security forces struggle to meet rebellion in east.
26. The Independent: Ukraine crisis: Calm before the storm in Donetsk as a divided nation gears up for one final battle. With a proposed referendum still up in the air, the only certainty is more violence.
27. The Guardian: Ukraine: siege mentality pushes south-eastern region to precipice of civil war. In the town of Konstaninovka, an uneasy atmosphere of threats and violence is building ahead of a vote on independence.
28. New York Times: In Odessa, Home-Grown Combatants Keep Pro-Russia Forces in Check. …

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